From: "Vivian L. Longacre" <vlongacr**At_Symbol_Here**CALPOLY.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] allergy to goggles
Date: April 11, 2013 3:46:20 PM EDT
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Hmmm.. I have been having the same problem for about 3 months now.  I thought it may be from the Uvex Stealth goggles I wear when I am working with hazardous liquids.  My dermatologist did not think so..  So, I went to using a full-face shield when I would normally choose goggles and I am still bothered by the rash.  Now, I am wondering if it could be my safety glasses that I wear a good 6 hours out of my 8 here at work.  They are Uvex Genesis and have a rubber/plastic face cushion around the top of the glasses.  

The rash is red in color with small raised bumps and seems to be localized to my forehead.  I have a follow-up with my dermatologist tomorrow.  Two different steroid creams did not work to clear it up. He ruled out a fungus the first time I went in by examining a scrape of the cells.  

Thanks for the Encon goggle suggestion from another reply.  I will definitely give those a try. 

Vivian Longacre
Cal Poly Chemistry & Biochemistry
San Luis Obispo, CA

From: "Sheila Kennedy" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:27:08 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] allergy to goggles

Perhaps someone has experience with this.


We have a student in general chem lab who appears to be sensitive to the materials in his lab goggles. His face was red and showed raised bumps and he reported the contact was very painful after just  short time. We tried careful washing of goggles and a pair from another maker, with very similar results.


Today I'm going to give him a pair of safety glasses and a full-face shield to use while we pursue this question. I plan to let him take several pairs of different goggles with him and try them - perhaps an hour at a time - at home to see if he can find something useful.


Is there anything we can apply to the flange material to isolate it from skin? Any and all suggestions are welcome!


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Vivian Longacre
Instructional Support Technician
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA

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